Pistons coach Lawrence Frank had strong words for a society that derided Brandon Knight for being the victim of a DeAndre Jordan dunk. Frank wasn't there for the March 10 game at Staples Center when the Clippers center put Knight on a poster as he was away tending to his ill wife. But when asked casually before Monday night's game about the uproar on social media and ESPN, Frank was critical. "They're called 'game-quitters,' they're in the gam,e but they're really not in the game, so they bail out just because they don't want to be dunked on. "I mean, to me, I don't know what the culture, whether it's an AAU environment — I hate to blame that — or what the situation is, but when I read that and saw that stuff how it was such a ... it just goes to show you we're celebrating the wrong (stuff). We really are." Frank added: "If Brandon could have fouled the guy (and stopped the basket), DeAndre Jordan, the way he shoots free throws, it would've been a total non-issue. But at least Brandon has the courage to put himself out there to make a play. And the fact that people laugh about it and joke about it, I don't know. There's a whole lot more things to glamorize in our sport than something like that. I don't even understand how that's, like, a story, you know? And you read about how it's trending on Twitter? Talk about Miami winning (23) games in a row or talk about something else. But a dunk? Who cares?"
Pistons coach rips fans who celebrated DeAndre Jordan's dunk on Brandon Knight
USA Today | Mar 19